Abruzzi is an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at MIT. Brad graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2001, where he served as
Executive Editor of the Harvard Law
Review and published a note on Internet and digital media’s promise for
reorientation of the author/publisher/reader relationship.
former law clerk to The Honorable Nancy Gertner in the United States District
Court for the District of Massachusetts, Brad joined the Harvard OGC in 2005
and moved from there to MIT in 2012.
Brad’s primary focus at Berkman has been on uncertainty in copyright law and
its implications for free speech and online self-publication, at present he is
drafting an article that questions the legal basis for the Supreme Court’s deferential
review of congressional enactments under the Constitution’s “Intellectual
Property Clause.” Brad is also interested
in exploring the extent to which provisions of state law may protect online
expression from private censors.
also holds M.A. (New York University, 1998) and A.B. (Princeton University,
1995) degrees in English literature.